Total Time
50mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I came up with this recipe after starting with a basic ziti recipe I found off another website. I began adding a few more ingredients and less of others and ended up with a keeper. I've baked in my toaster oven during the warmer months. If you use your T.O. reduce baking time by 10 minutes or casserole will be on the dry side. It's an easy Italian comfort food - Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Prepare oven at 350 degrees.
  2. Cook ziti according to package instructions, reducing the time by 5 minutes (this is important or pasta may be overcooked after baking casserole).
  3. Meanwhile, saute chopped onion with ground beef in 10-12" skillet until beef is browned.
  4. Add minced garlic to meet mixture and cook on low heat for 3 minutes.
  5. Drain Ziti and leave in colander for the time being.
  6. Combine drained mushrooms, sour cream, grated parmesan, half& half, spaghetti sauce, red wine, oregano, salt, and pepper to the beef mixture and mix thoroughly.
  7. Stir in ziti to the meat mixture until all ziti is coated with mixture.
  8. Pour into an ungreased 2-1/2 quart casserole dish.
  9. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.
  10. Place in pre-heated oven and bake 35-40 minutes (or until bubbly and lightly golden brown on top).
Most Helpful

4 5

Needed a quick and easy recipe to take to a pot luck and this one fit the bill. I did have to use Penne pasta, that was what I had on hand. Great recipe!!

4 5

Easy casserole to put together. This is a good recipe to have on hand for busy evenings when you don't have much time to prepare a meal.